The Vietnam Education Foundation (VEF) is pleased to announce the application and selection process of the 2014 VEF Fellowship Program. In 2014, VEF expects to award approximately 40 fellowships to Vietnamese nationals to pursue Master’s/Ph.D. degree through cost-sharing agreement with the U.S. universities. VEF through a cost-sharing agreement with the U.S. host university provides full fellowship including tuition fee, stipend, medical and health insurance, professional development grant, and other expenses. VEF also supports application fees to the U.S. universities, GRE General test fee, health check-up prior to departure to the United States, settling-in allowance, economy-class roundtrip ticket, support for visa application of Fellows and their dependents.
The Vietnam Education Foundation (VEF) was established by the U.S. Congress in 2000, creating educational exchange activities for Vietnamese nationals to pursue graduate studies and professional development at U.S. universities and for Americans to teach at Vietnamese universities and, thus, building the bilateral relationship between the United States and Vietnam. VEF receives an annual budget of U.S. $5 million from the U.S. Congress until 2018. In 2003, VEF sent the first cohort of Fellows to the United States. The year 2013 marks 10 years of VEF operation.
VEF Fellows and Scholars of the 2012 Cohort at the “Pre-Departure Orientation” (PDO)
(Ho Chi Minh City, June 2012)
The Fellowship Program, a flagship program launched in 2003, has supported 422 Fellows in graduate programs at 84 top-tier U.S. universities.
The Fellowship application and selection process is open, competitive, and transparent. Applicants do not need to pay any fees in order to apply or be considered for a VEF Fellowship. Winners are chosen based on individual merit, including academic performance and preparation, intellectual capability, English proficiency, and potential contributions to scientific education and research in Vietnam.
VEF expects to award approximately 40 Fellowships to Vietnamese nationals to begin graduate studies in the United States in the fall of 2014. Through cost-sharing agreement with the U.S. universities, VEF grants a full fellowship for Master’s/Ph.D. degree program including: tuition fee, stipend, medical and health insurance, professional development grant, and other expenses. In addition, VEF supports application fees to the U.S. universities, GRE General test fee, health check-up prior to departure to the United States, settling-in allowance, economy-class roundtrip ticket, support for visa application of Fellows and their dependents.
Requirements of the VEF Fellowship Program:
An application includes: Undergraduate degree and transcript, English certificate, GRE score, academic and personal statements, and 3 letters of recommendation.
Application will be available only online at VEF website at: www.vef.gov from 10:00 a.m., December 10, 2012 to 10:00 a.m., April 10, 2013. For the announcement of the 2014 Fellowship Program, please follow http://www.vef.gov/news.php?id=292 .
Vietnam Education Foundation (VEF)
Address: Suite 502, Hanoi Towers, 49 Hai Ba Trung, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi
Telephone: (04) 3936 3670
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